Ansar al-Sharia supporter dies after Tunis police clash; 14 injured
20 May, 2013
TUNIS, Tunisia, May 20 (UPI) — An Ansar al-Sharia supporter died of injuries he sustained during fighting between police and militants in a Tunis neighborhood, Tunisian officials said.
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Tunisian police clash with Salafists over banning of annual congress
Security forces and hardline Islamists fought street battles in Tunis on Sunday, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded, after the authorities banned the Salafists from staging their annual congress.
3:10AM BST 20 May 2013
The confrontations infuriated moderate Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, who for the first time linked the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group which is considered close to al-Qaeda to “terrorism”.
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Teargas and shots in air as Tunisian police clash with hundreds of Salafi protesters
Published time: May 19, 2013 12:30 RT News
“The congress is postponed to another date undecided yet,” Habib Al-Lawz, a leader from the ruling Ennahda party, told a local Radio station on Saturday.
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Salafists clash with police in Tunisia after rally is banned
19/05 16:24 CET
Police have clashed with hardline Islamists in Tunisia after the government banned their annual rally.
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Clashes in Tunisia over banned rally
May 19 2013 at 03:04pm
Kairouan, Tunisia – Supporters of the hardline Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia clashed with Tunisian police on Sunday after the government banned its annual rally, saying it posed a threat to society.
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